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Windows 7: Cannot find 64 bit 7 upgrade product key


05 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Cannot find 64 bit 7 upgrade product key

The package I received from Microsoft is a bi-fold white cardboard envolope with a sleeve on each side of the inside of the package, one of which contains the upgrade disk. There is the usual Certificate of Authenticity sticker on the inside but none of the numbers on it are the product key. Why am I having such a hard time finding it? Or could it have been somewhere else in the package and I lost it somehow?


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05 Aug 2010   #2

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by trey803 View Post
The package I received from Microsoft is a bi-fold white cardboard envolope with a sleeve on each side of the inside of the package, one of which contains the upgrade disk. There is the usual Certificate of Authenticity sticker on the inside but none of the numbers on it are the product key. Why am I having such a hard time finding it? Or could it have been somewhere else in the package and I lost it somehow?

Did they email you the key code after you ordered it ?
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05 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Activate Windows 7 by Phone
You can call to activate your OS.
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05 Aug 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The way I understand it, the upgrade key is the key of the system you are about to upgrade.
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05 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Yea I had to contact Digital River and have them re-send the order confirmation e-mail which contained the product key. I didn't realize the product key was in the e-mail and had deleted it.
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05 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Did they email you the key code after you ordered it ?
Yes, but I had deleted it

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Activate Windows 7 by Phone
You can call to activate your OS.
You still need a valid product key to activate

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
The way I understand it, the upgrade key is the key of the system you are about to upgrade.
I thought this also, but this is not the case. The upgrade has its own product key
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05 Aug 2010   #7

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by trey803 View Post
Yea I had to contact Digital River and have them re-send the order confirmation e-mail which contained the product key. I didn't realize the product key was in the e-mail and had deleted it.

Print out Two (2) copies & keep one in an extra safe place
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05 Aug 2010   #8

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

trey,
download, run Belarc Security Advisor which will show you your key.

Belarc Advisor - Free Personal PC Audit
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06 Aug 2010   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
trey,
download, run Belarc Security Advisor which will show you your key.

Belarc Advisor - Free Personal PC Audit
Just curious here, but wouldn't you have to have the key already entered to be able to see it with this?
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06 Aug 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
trey,
download, run Belarc Security Advisor which will show you your key.

Belarc Advisor - Free Personal PC Audit
Just curious here, but wouldn't you have to have the key already entered to be able to see it with this?

Derek,
That's what I was thinking. It doesn't add up IMO!
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